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Poster: k-otic Date: Mar 9, 2008 3:43pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Copyright question

i wonder if these movies are in the public domain

For Heaven's Sake (1926)
The Kid Brother (1927)
The Freshman (1925)
Grandma's Boy (1922)
A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
Our Hospitality (1923)
Seven Chances (1925)
The Saphead (1920)
The Haunted House (1921)
Number Seventeen (1932)

Any help would be Greatly appreciated ...

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: Mar 9, 2008 4:14pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright question

I just checked the US Copyright Website. The following appear to be Public Domain:
The Kid Brother (1927)
A Sailor-Made Man (1921)
Our Hospitality (1923)

Plus, the following are almost certainly public domain since they are Pre-1923:
Grandma's Boy (1922)
The Saphead (1920)
The Haunted House (1921)

Not sure about the others. They could be PD, But I'm not sure.

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Poster: k-otic Date: Mar 11, 2008 5:51am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright question

good point ...

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Poster: k-otic Date: Mar 9, 2008 4:36pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright question

Thank you for your fast answer !!
I´m still not sure becouse no public domain shop is showing these titles in their online catalog... which is kinda strange

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: Mar 9, 2008 4:45pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Copyright question

As a huge fan of Classic TV, I can tell you that if something doesn't star somebody famous or isn't campy, They probably wont release it on DVD. Example:
71 episodes of "The Morey Amsterdam Show" exist at the UCLA, all are Public Domain by all accounts, But despite an all star cast, It's never been released on DVD. You listed Silent Films, Also considered "Uncommercial" by the budget DVD companies.